Detroit immigrants will get a share of $750,000 from group
DETROIT, July 9, 2020 (AP): Immigrants living in Detroit without
documentation will get a chance to apply for a share of $750,000
given by a New York-based philanthropy, officials said Thursday.
``We know we are a stronger city when everyone is taken care
of,'' said city council member Raquel Castaneda-López.
``We are in this together.”
She estimated there are 8,000 to 20,000 people who are living in
Detroit without U.S. legal permission or living with family
members with that status. They're not eligible for government
payments during the coronavirus pandemic.
The money, which comes from the Open Society Foundations,
will be distributed by community groups.
``The city is not going to take that money,” Detroit Mayor Mike
director of the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation,
said families could get $500 to $2,000.
``Not huge amounts but every little bit helps,” Ms. Reyes said.